President Bola Tinubu has declared a state of emergency on food security in Nigeria.
Presidential spokesman, Dele Alake, who made this known while briefing news men at the state house, said the President directed that all matters pertaining to food and water availability and affordability, as essential livelihood items, be included within the purview of the National Security Council.
According to him, the directive was said to be in line with the Tinubu administration’s position on ensuring that the most vulnerable are supported. Alake said the President is not unmindful of the rising cost of food and its effect on the pocket of citizens.
Meanwhile, The President also directed the immediate release of fertilizers and grains to farmers and households to mitigate the effects of the subsidy removal.